Paul Polman Honoured with Cannes LionHeart Award

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity has today announced that Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, will be honoured with the Cannes LionHeart Award in recognition of his commitment to building sustainability into the heart of Unilever’s operations. Polman took over as Unilever CEO in 2009, and since then has led an ambitious plan to decouple the FMCG company’s growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Introduced in 2014, the Cannes LionHeart is an honorary award, presented to an individual who…

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Cannes Lions and HP launch #MoreLikeMe to champion diverse creative talent

Cannes Lions and HP have introduced #MoreLikeMe, a pilot mentoring program designed to build and strengthen diverse creative talent. The program builds on HP’s marketing Diversity Scorecard to support its agencies in their journey of encouraging more diverse creative talent and teams.    The program will select 15 racially and ethnically diverse rising stars from the UK, US and Mexico to attend the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for an immersive experience including mentoring, networking and curated programming. Following the Festival, participants will join a series of events…

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Future Lions 2018 Call for Entries

Returning for its 13th year, in collaboration with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, AKQA Future Lions challenges students to push the boundaries, connecting an audience of their choosing to a product or service from a global brand in a way not possible three years ago. Open to all creative fields, there are no rules as to the format of the final entry, nor the media or technology used. AKQA Creative Director and previous Future Lions winner Nicolai Smith said: “Without limitations, Future Lions encourages students to choose the…

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Cannes Lions Announces 2018 Festival of Creativity Including Changes to How Charity & NGO Marketing Are Handled

Cannes Lions has today launched the 2018 Festival of Creativity, with important changes to the delegate experience and awards structure. The 65th edition of the Festival will run for five days, from Monday 18 – Friday 22 June. A streamlined Festival and a simplified award structure will bring much greater focus to each Lion, truly recognise the best work and delivers it to the biggest audience and ensure that delegates can benefit from the highest quality content programme and make the most of their time in Cannes. As a result…

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Ascential and Cannes Lions to advance the Sustainable Development Goals Agenda

It was announced at the start of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, that Cannes Lions, who run  the International Festival of Creativity, will launch the Sustainable Development Goals Lion in 2018, marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were unanimously adopted by world leaders at the United Nations in 2015 and encourage the creative industries to celebrate and support sustainability around the world. The 17 global goals represent a collective ambition to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for…

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